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Support Group Meeting For Dialysis Patients To Be Held At Juan Luis Hospital Sunday

CHRISTIANSTED — The V.I. Department of Health said the public is invited to attend the first Dialysis Support Group meeting of the year.

The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital on Sunday, February, beginning at 3 p.m.

This support group meeting is geared to dialysis patients, family members and persons interested in the welfare of dialysis patients.

“We want to ensure that dialysis patients are aware of the services that are available to them,” said Wallace Phaire, Chairman of the Dialysis Support Group.

Various agencies, such as the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health, will provide information on what services are available to dialysis patients.

For more information please call Wallace Phaire, Chairman of the Dialysis support group, at (340) 332-1854.

A “Social” will follow the presentations.

What: Dialysis Support Group Meeting

Where: Juan F. Luis Hospital Cafeteria

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 3:00pm

By John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.